Norwegian Olympic Museum

Norwegian Olympic Museum.

Celebrating Norway's Olympic history and sports heritage

The Norwegian Olympic Museum, located in Oslo, takes visitors on a journey from the beginning of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece to the modern Winter Games, while also exploring the history of winter sport in Norway.

Norwegian Olympic Museum

The museum welcomed


visitors in the first year of opening

We were the lead designer on this project, with the objective to tell the story of the Winter Olympic Games, and allow visitors to have a go at some of the sports!

As visitors enter, they are introduced to the Olympic movement, its formation under founder Pierre de Coubertin, Olympic symbolism and an opening ceremonies audio-visual installation. Visitors can explore how Norway has inspired and developed winter sport worldwide.

"Mather & Co are at the cutting edge of their industry, constantly creating exciting and innovative installations."
Jørgen Damskau, Project Manager, Norges Olympiske Museum

Visitors journey from the origins of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece to the birth of the Modern Games and highlight the greatest Norwegian Olympic moments of all time.

Dominating the main exhibition space is a ski jump emerging from underneath the northern lights inspired by the Lysgårdsbakken ski jump arena that formed a central part of the 1994 Lillehammer celebrations and the focus of the 2016 Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. The lights on the Northern Lights ski jump change colour, and really bring the space to life.

Norwegian Olympic Museum

The museum has more than



Norwegian Olympic Museum
Norwegian Olympic Museum

At the VIP opening of the museum, the following Royalty guests attended H.M. Queen Sonja of Norway, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, as well as other notable figures including the Norwegian Minister of Culture and former IOC President Jacques Rogge.

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